Nonthaburi is locatit directly northwast o Bangkok on the Chao Phraya river. The province is pairt o the greater Bangkok Metropolitan Aurie. In maist parts it is as urbanized as the caipital, an the boondary atween the twa provinces is nearly unrecognisable.
Nonthaburi wis declared a ceety in the middle o the 16t century, which wis previously a village named Talat Khwan. Durin the reign o King Prasat Thong, a canal wis dug tae create a shortcut o the flow o the Chao Phraya. The river chynged its flow intae the new canal, which is still the riverbed today. In 1665 King Narai built a fortress, as the shorter riverway wis givin enemies an easier way tae the caipital Ayutthaya. The toun wis then an aa moved near the fortress.
Frae 1943 tae 1946 the province wis incorporatit intae Bangkok.
The provincial slogan translates tae Grand Ryal Mansion, renouned Suan Somdet, Ko Kret's pottery, famous ancient temples, tasty durians, an the bonnie government office. The ryal mansion refers tae Phra Tamnak Nonthaburi in Mueang Nonthaburi district, the residence o Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn; Suan Somdet is a water garden in Pak Kret district. The provincial administration buildin ance received an award as the maist bonnie such building bi the Meenistry o Interior.
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